Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The eggs on the left were found using the scotch tape test on a 6 year old Florida boy visiting relatives in Kansas. The eggs measured about 55 micrometers long x 25 micrometers wide. What species does it represent?

Ascaris lumbricoides
Enterobius vermicularis
Necator americanus
Schistosoma haematobium

Original: photograph by S.J. Upton

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